Dion Lewis | RB | Cleveland Browns
Posted: 7/6/2014 3:27pm et
Cleveland Browns RB Dion Lewis said he is completely recovered from the broken leg he suffered last year and should be ready for the start of training camp. He sat out organized team activities and minicamp because of an undisclosed injury that he said was not related to his leg. Lewis also said he is not sure what his role will be this upcoming season but is looking forward to competing during training camp. Lewis said he believes he has a good grasp of the new offense.
Huddle Up: Lewis will definitely see his share of work if healthy, but former-Texan Ben Tate sits atop the depth chart, and the Browns also like what they've seen from rookie third-rounder Terrance West so forecasting Lewis' fantasy future is a murky proposition at the moment.
Posted: 6/29/2014 12:17am et
Cleveland Browns RBs Ben Tate, Terrance West and Dion Lewis will be amongst a running back committee, according to head coach Mike Pettine. 'I think in the AFC North, you have to be running back by committee,' Pettine said. 'You'd like to have a guy that can carry most of the load, but also be able to alternate guys... you've got to be able to get fresh legs out there.'
Huddle Up: There isn't a more hated phrase in the lexicon of fantasy football than "running back committee". Cleveland's RBBC dings Tate's fantasy value significantly as well as putting the brakes on talk of West as a hot sleeper candidate.
Posted: 8/28/2013 1:06am et
Cleveland Browns RB Brandon Jackson is now the team's primary backup to RB Trent Richardson after the loss of both RBs Montario Hardesty (knee) and Dion Lewis (fibula) to the season-ending Injured Reserve list. 'Brandon is a reliable guy,' head coach Rob Chudzinski said Tuesday, Aug. 27. 'I have no issues with Brandon. Trent will be the guy we're counting on in a lot of different ways. We have to do a good job of keeping him fresh throughout the course of the season.'
Huddle Up: Jackson did start 13 games in 2010 with the Packers, totalling 1,045 yards and 4 TDs, and Richardson owners in deeper leagues should have him on their late-round draft radar.